PERMISSIVE's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of permissive
Definition:
a. approving; tolerant; granting; not strict in discipline
Example:
Direct primary legislation is largely permissive rather than prescriptive.
Sentence in Classic:
When you have apprehended that basket as one thing and have then analysed it according to its form and apprehended it as a thing you make the only synthesis which is logically and esthetically permissible.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
No, sir, I think that, with your permission, I will confine my attentions to the excellent bird which I perceive upon the sideboard.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
I exchanged some remarks with him, therefore, and obtained his courteous permission to write the short note which you afterwards received.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
The boxes were very high, and the children knew that they must not creep over them; so they often obtained permission to get out of the windows to each other, and to sit on their little stools among the roses, where they could play delightfully.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen Context
To the astonishment of the commission, he announced that he should ask permission to go himself to investigate the question on the spot.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The prince says that private persons cannot take part in war without the permission of the government.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
I shall await your most gracious permission here in hospital, that I may not have to play the part of a secretary rather than commander in the army.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Having put him in the corner she would herself begin to cry over her cruel, evil nature, and little Nicholas, following her example, would sob, and without permission would leave his corner, come to her, pull her wet hands from her face, and comfort her.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
In all our Italy we write only what we do not think; those who inhabit the country of the C├Žsars and the Antoninuses dare not acquire a single idea without the permission of a Dominican friar.
Candide By Voltaire Context
Miss Murdstone reappeared before I was out of bed; told me, in so many words, that I was free to walk in the garden for half an hour and no longer; and retired, leaving the door open, that I might avail myself of that permission.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
This war was set on foot by the Latins in the manner in which, as I have already explained, most wars are begun, not by directly attacking the Romans, but by defending the Sidicinians against the Samnites who were making war upon them with the permission of the Romans.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context